Here in Pittsburgh, Oakland is one of several neighborhoods, including Lawrenceville and Garfield, that is launching a Trust to combat the critical shortage of quality, afford-able homes available to regular homebuyers. Many other neighborhoods are engaging residents to decide if this model works for them.
See the attached pamphlet for an overview and links to more info, and watch for local meetings to discuss implementation.
A live storytelling event benefiting Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, a nonprofit community development organization. They will be kicking off the Oakland Community Land Trust at this year's event, which OPDC is launching to preserve home ownership and affordability in Oakland’s residential communities at a most critical time for our neighborhoods.
Check out the attached flyer and/or link to buy tickets
Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Allegheny County
Department of Human Services are proud to present:
Pittsburgh’s 3rd Annual Refugee & Immigrant Job Fair
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9 am — 12 pm
- Open to the Public
- Bring Your Resume
- Meet Employers
- Explore Opportunities
- Dress Professionally
Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) – Lower Level
1 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
See attached flyer for more info.
The meeting for the community to address concerns about Oakland Gateway Ventures' proposals for the Oakland Area including the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St ("the porches") will be Tuesday May 2 at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple St.
That would normally coincide with the monthly SONG meeting, but given the importance of that meeting, we have decided to cancel the SONG meeting.
Representative Jake Wheatley’s office has arranged a meeting with PENNDOT and our elected officials (or their staff) re: Oakland Gateway Ventures plans for development of the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St (“the porches”). Please plan to attend Tuesday May 2
(Thursday, April 27), at 6 pm at the Oakland Career Center community room at 294 Semple St. Invite your neighbors to attend.
Attached are the initial alternative plans for the site of the former Allman Cadillac Dealership at the Blvd Of The Allies and Craft Pl. Walnut Capital plans to purchase and remodel the existing building and build a second story parking deck in the back above the current parking area, as well as to redevelop the former Kentucky Fried Chicken/Enterprise Rental Car lot across the Blvd for additional parking. They will be seeking several variances noted in the plans. If they do not get the variances, they will not purchase the building and the plans currently under appeal to build a 100 unit apartment building will proceed.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm at:
- Zone 4 Police Station 5358 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
- UPMC, Falk Pharmacy: Falk Medical Bldg, 2nd Floor Lobby, 3601 Fifth Ave
- UPMC, UPMC Presby, Prescription Shop, 1st Fl, 200 Lothrop St
- UPMC, Forbes Pharmacy of WPIC: Oxford Bldg, 7th Fl, 3501 Forbes Ave
- UPMC, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Main Lobby, 1st Fl, 300 Halket St
- UPMC, Forbes Tower Main Lobby Atwood St Between Forbes Ave & Sennott St
See attached flyer for more or visit www.DEA.gov for more info and locations.
Pittsburgh Police Youth Programs Unit
The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety.
For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making.
The objective is to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions.
The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen.
The Camp Sessions will be held:
- July 10-14 – Duquesne University
- July 17-21 – CCAC, Allegheny Campus
- August 7-11 – Chatham University
See the attached flyer/application for more information.
A partial history of Panther Hollow compiled by Carlino Giampolo.
This year, the City of Pittsburgh is launching the 412 Food Rescue Challenge. They are teaming up with 412 Food Rescue to help save 15,000 pounds of healthy food during Inclusive Innovation Week.
The Mayor, City Council, The Department of Public Works and Public Safety are all on board to do food rescues. They want you to do a rescue, too!
Recipe For Success:
The Fraternal Order of Police Caring Cops Easter Project is up and running again. They are collecting candy donations at Zone 4 station. The donated candy will be collected to make up treat bags and those bags will be donated to children at Mercy Hospital, Children's Hospital and The Women's Shelter.
This project has been successful thanks to the donations from police officers and members of the community. For those of you who would like to donate candy there is a collection box at Zone 4 station at 5858 Northumberland St, 15217. Or contact any of the Zone 4 Community Resource Officers at (412) 422-6559.
Oakland Town Hall
Meet OPDC staff and board members, ask questions about their programs and
services and connect with other neighbors. This is the first of four quarterly
town halls OPDC will host this year, each focused on a different theme.
Theme: Development and Transportation Planning
- Get updates on the City of Pittsburgh’s Bus Rapid Transit Project
- Brush up on your role in the institutional master planning process as we prepare for Pitt’s upcoming master plan renewal
Wednesday, March 22, 6pm
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street
Childcare and refreshmentswill be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to use the childcare.
See the flyer for more info.
Savoy Restaurant at 2623 Penn Avenue is hosting a Black History Month Community Leadership Awards Event Thursday, February 23nd from 5:00 – 7:00pm to honor the five Black Elected Officials of PBEOC – Rep. Jake Wheatley, Rep. Ed Gainey, Councilman Lavelle, Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, and County Councilman Dewitt Walton.
Admission is free. There will be light Hors D'oeuvres and a cash bar. This is a Gary White Signature Event. You may click HERE for event flyer.
Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority today announced the opening application period for the second cycle of the PGH Lab program.
PGH Lab is a program designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make local government more efficient, transparent, sustainable and inclusive. The program gives the companies an opportunity to beta test their products and gain valuable feedback. During the pilot period startups will be connected with a “city champion” that will guide them through the 3- 4-month pilot period.
The link below is a news story for information about a recent telephone scam. Please feel free to share with family, friends and members of your community groups or organizations.
If you receive a phone call from someone asking “can you hear me,” hang up. You’re a potential victim in the latest scam circulating around the U.S.
The police are now warning about the scheme, which also sparked warnings by Pennsylvania authorities late last year. The “can you hear me” con is actually a variation on earlier scams aimed at getting the victim to say the word “yes”, or "OK" or similar answer in a phone conversation. That affirmative response is recorded by the fraudster and used to authorize unwanted charges on a phone or utility bill or on a purloined credit card.
The recommendation is to not answer unknown calls, and let them go to voicemail or an answering machine. See the news report for more info and recommendations.